Happy hump day!
We all know how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast, and it’s basically in my book the most important meal of the day. For a number of reasons it is good to pick breakfasts that are full of vitamins, fiber and minerals. A good hardy breakfast will prevent you from getting hungry through the day, and will actually cut down any type of snacking. In my personal efforts for heart health, I really wish certain brands would take out their sugar filled, preservative laden cereals, because they have no health protection except certain ones, which those certain ones can not be bought at any grocery store. A good fiber filled oatmeal, made of steel cut oats with some added cinnamon is delicious, and provides you with a good amount of fiber to start off your day. A really great breakfast I love is a whole grain toast topped with fresh avocado with a little pepper on it with a side of fresh fruit. Anything white that is considered a breakfast food, is NOT healthy. In my own opinion, staying away from anything white is the best thing you can do for your health. There are many ways to add in fresh fruits and vegetables to your morning start, and it will be healthy and wholesome for your health. If you have been trying to start a healthy lifestyle, try starting with your breakfast. That healthy start up will get you on the right path to a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve talked so much about Superfoods, and why I feel they need to be part of your daily diet. They don’t call these foods Super for nothing. I came across a magazine recently in a doctors office, and it talked about this amazing product Philosophie, and how amazing their blends were. Well I recently received my order, and I am hooked. I am such a chocolate lover, and I thought there are ways to get that taste , without all the sugar. I ordered their Cacao Magic blend, and it’s seriously divine. It’s a blend of antioxidants, magnesium , and absolutely no fillers or added sugar. It is blended with an array of Chinese herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and Superfoods galore. Philosophie has a great variety of blends including Berry Bliss, and the Green Dream blend. Philosophie also offers amazing 5-14 day cleanses, which help your body detoxify and purify . There is no other way than with these amazing ingredients blended all up into a superfood smoothie. Not only that, you can blend this powder to top on fruit or even toast. The Cacao Magic taste amazing, it has the purest, ingredients that will help cleanse your body. It’s amazing to be able to put these great Superfoods in your body. The Cacao magic is made up of
- cacao powder
- cacao nibs
- chia seeds
- and hemp seeds
I couldn’t believe when I found out that these blends have more magnesium then broccoli, and ten times the antioxidants that green tea has. I am so glad I found this , and I will be adding this to my daily diet. I am so excited to try the other blends as well. Are you looking for that perfect superfood blend? Try Philosophie. It can be ordered online at Www.philosophie.com. It is a great price @ 14.99 a pouch!!
Who doesn’t love bananas and strawberries together? It has always been one of may favorite combinations when making fruit dishes, adding them both to yogurt dishes, and oatmeal breakfasts. This amazing smoothie is so delicious, and is a great way to start your morning. If you are one that wants to add a bit more protein to it, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of organic peanut butter, to give you that boost, or 1/2 cup whey protein powder, if you are heading to a morning workout. Blend together and enjoy!
–3/4 cup oramge juice
-3/4 cup fresh strawberries
-2 1/4 cups ice cubes
This great smoothie recipe was one that I found in www.pilbooks.com/cookbooks, which is one of my favorites. The paleo smoothies are awesome, and great nutrition for your health.
I had posted last week that I would be putting up some really good smoothies that you can make at home, that has a ton of vitamins and minerals in them, and hopefully you will love them just as much as I do. This is the Cherry green Smoothie, and it has dark sweet cherries in them, ( which cherries are full of antioxidants). Blend and Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 1/2 frozen dark sweet cherries
- 3/4 cup organic baby spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
- 2 teaspoons honey ( optional)
Combine almond milk, cherries, spinach, banana, flaxseed and honey ( if you use) in a blender, and blend until smooth . Serve immediately. This was a great recipe I found in my Paleo smoothie book ( http://www.pilbooks.com/cookbooks. You can find them online, or look for their amazing Paleo recipes in this book.
I am such a lover of green juices, and mixing my vegetables and fruits up with some added cilantro and parsley for that matter. I am a huge advocate for wheatgrass, chlorella. seaweed, and all the amazing greens out there. One item that is seriously at the top of my radar, is the super elixir, made by the amazing company www.welleco.com. This is called Super Elixir for a reason. It is very tasty and satisfying, and I am sure to buy this until the end of time. I am a huge believer in , you get what you pay for, and with this being at about 135.00, it is sure to make you feel amazing. It is completely free from dairy, gluten, and preservatives, and has tons of vitamins, minerals, Chinese herbs, and enzymes. I add it to my filtered water every day, and sometimes Ill add a bit of cilantro to it . If you are wanting to buy a good green powder mix, this is definitely one to try. Some of you may not want to pay this amount, but I can assure you that it will last a while, and you are totally getting your money’s worth on this. If you are new to juicing, or feel you don’t have the time to really make your juices daily, you should invest in a good green powder that will give your body all the good active antioxidants.